Another Picture Control Question...

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A Owens Veteran Member • Posts: 3,696
Re: Another Picture Control Question...

John Retsal wrote:

I've asked a couple questions here and got, for the most part, some good replies. I've also been reading many other threads and I think I've just about closed in on what I need to to.

I want to run this by you folks first though.

OK, so, I'm not a heavy post-processing guy. I've got a couple custom Picture Controls that I like and would likely be applying to 90+% of the raw images I shoot. My question is this...

To apply NIKON picture controls to raw images, you will need to be using Nikon NX Studio. Of course you can build profiles or presets in other raw processors that will emulate the Nikon picture controls.  But  I think you already knew that.

As I understand it, using a neutral or better, flat, Picture Control set in the camera, would allow me to better see whether or not, at the time of taking the shot, I need to adjust exposure. If I were to use a different one, say Standard or Auto, I may see in the EVF an image that I might think I need to bump the exposure on whereas in reality it didn't need that but rather it was the Picture Control that was using too much contrast and making it look that way.

Does that make sense?

Yes.

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